Body found on Prince George's County school playground

Prince George's County police have made an arrest in the slaying of a man found stabbed Monday near a school basketball court.

"The decedent was to the rear of the school", said Prince George's County Police Officer Michael Owen.

Alex Jones was arrested Monday not long after officers found the body of Douglas Reyes near a basketball court at Gaywood Elementary School.

Authorities say Reyes had suffered from trauma to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. Reyes was sitting on a bench near the court when Jones reportedly confronted the victim and then stabbed him several times in what police said was an unprovoked attack.

Investigators say the two men did not know one another, and the attack appears to be unprovoked.

Jones, 31, faces charges of first and second-degree murder in connection to Reyes' death. He's in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

"Some people might want to steal something from him - think that he has money or cellphone or something", Reyes said.

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